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Preliminary Task

I have used the following camera techniques…

  • Shot reverse shot
  • Close ups
  • Long shots
  • Reaction shots
  • Two shots

I used these techniques to create a sense of/that….

  • Anger at lying about liking the present
  • Pretending to like the present
  • The whole story makes sense to the audience

I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules…

  • Recording the whole scene from one person’s point of view to
  • I used these rules to…
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro…
  • I used these tools to…
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently,…

So how did it go?

Making my magazine has been difficult at times but overall I am very proud of my final pieces. At the start of the assignment I was unhappy with the quality of my work because I thought that I could do so much more than I did. After getting advice from my peers, I gradually got more and more advanced in Indesign and Photoshop. I started experimenting with many more tools and techniques and proved to myself that I could make my work to the standard that I know I would be proud of when looking back at it.

Looking back at my previous documents and drafts, it’s amazing how much progress I have made during the process of making my magazine. I had made so many changes to all of my drafts until I was completely certain that is what I wanted it to look like.

I am so excited to start my new project as I know this time I will keep on top of my work and make every piece of work to the highest standard I can. I am now able to take the skills I have learnt from this project into my next one, and this gives me much higher hopes that I will succeed.


After gathering some research from YouGov, I found that my target audience liked Destiny’s child, so I tried to find an advert that would interest them. I needed to make sure that both of the adverts were high resolution and will match the colour scheme, and most importantly the genre of my magazine.


I really like the look of both of the adverts that I have chosen. And I think they will definitely interest the reader. They are both bold and represent the genre of R&B music.



So… How’s it going?

After my progress in making my music magazine, I feel comfortable using the different software and techniques to make my work the best standard possible. I have had a few problems and have added last minute changes to my magazine, which did put me to some disadvantage. But after powering through, I am very pleased with the way that my magazine has turned out.

I have enjoyed the photoshoots and the amazing feeling you get when you have taken the perfect photo. I have also enjoyed writing about my work because I can reflect on my own work myself, which will then help me when creating future pieces of media.

Overall, I think that my magazine definitely fits the style of R&B music, and I am proud of the way it has turned out. Throughout my blog, you can see my progress and positive changes to my magazine. I have responded well to m,y feedback given, and acted upon it to make my magazine the best I can do. I feel like I have worked really hard to achieve the criteria and I hope I can keep it up during my next projects as a media student.